Chocolat (2000)

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A mother (Juliette Binoche) and her daughter arrive in a town and set up a chocolate shop (chocolaterie). They begin positively affecting the lives of the townspeople, though at the cost of being judged and scrutinized by others. This is particularly so, because the mayor, the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina), keeps the town traditional and conservative.

Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche)

I enjoyed the movie's themes, the mood which the movie created, and the general feeling of the movie. The story was also intriguing but I don't entirely agree with how it ended. In particular (and I'm thinking about a specific movie), I would have preferred Vianne and her daughter have successfully impacted the town and then leave. Then again, perhaps that was too expected and the movie ended the way it did for the unexpected, albeit happy ending.

Overall, the film certainly felt magical, but I don't know if that magic translated into a great movie. Perhaps it's just a good movie.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 73% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.


Armande Voizin (Judi Dench)

Instant Comments:
"It tastes like... I don't know. Heh heh. Heh heh."
Hahaha. "Look what I won."
flout - openly disregard (a rule, law or convention)
"Nipples of Venus."
Johnny Depp's character @ 56 minute mark.
"We are still married in the eyes of God." "Then he must be blind."

Watched 20181106 (Netflix, Instant)
Chocolat (2000) Lasse Hallstrom. 121 min

Roux (Johnny Depp)

Relevant Links:
Chocolat (IMDb.com)
Chocolat (RottenTomatoes.com)
Chocolat (2000 film) (Wikipedia.org)